30 Days

Here’s the dilemma. You’re fat. You’re weak. You’re “fill in whatever negative adjective you believe yourself to be here” AND it’s almost swimsuit season. W!T!F! do I doooooo?

I KNOW, I’LL DO A “CHALLENGE.” Ya know, like what Jillian says I should do. A shit ton of reps with one exercise for 30 days and I’ll wake up fabulous on day 31. Right?

Cuz  the whole January 1st ‘Train for 12 weeks and look like a fitness model’ thing didn’t quite work out for you. Right? Why? Hmmmmm, maybe cuz gimmicks don’t work.


Long term programming; long term goals; tweaks here and there as necessary. Solid lifts. Solid food. LONG TERM. If you don’t understand that because you’re new, that’s ok. Find a good coach and get some help. If you REFUSE to understand it because you’re stubborn and still want to eat/lay around/do nothing as you please but want 30 day ABz or SQUATz or whatever the hell you think you’re doing driving your body into the ground? You deserve the results. Have fun with that.

And for those of you deciding to do a 30 day “X” challenge in the middle of your season of sport? HeckYa! That’s the perfect time to fuck yourself up. Go for it.

After all, Jillian endorses it. And she’s a great coach. Right?

My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit.

Phyllis Diller

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About tosabarbell

For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to jep6095@gmail.com At tosabarbell, I build relationships cultivated in a strength and learning environment. There is no 12 week magic pill program to strength but rather a lifetime commitment to be the very best and most useful human you can be. tosabarbell is a private, home grown gym with three lifting platforms; squat rack; prowlers; throwing implements; bars, bumpers and everything else needed for an effective strength and conditioning program. Straightforward barbell programming including the Olympic lifts; sound (read: not fancy bullshit) diet advance for weight gain or loss; and strong coaching will ensure you will meet your goals such as becoming stronger, more explosive, and better conditioned. I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better. Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, personal shit; bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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